Clayton (Clay) Eugene Ritter the son of Elbert and Cynthia Pauline (Gutscher) Ritter was born on June 5th, 1965, in Ness City, Kansas and departed this life on December 3rd, 2023, in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his family by his side.
Clayton was a hardworking man. At the young age of 16, he went with his twin brothers Ronnie and Donnie to work in the oil field industry for seven years. Later he went to work at Jiffy Lube as a manager.
In the early 2000's he moved to Stilwell, Oklahoma with his partner, Raquel Erikson so she could be close to her family. He held several positions in Stilwell, a few being Schwans and Aarons.
Clayton was a simple man, and it didn't take much to make him happy. Whether it was tinkering on cars or sitting on the bank with a beer in one hand a fishing pole in the other, just relaxing.
Clayton comes from a big family of 17 siblings. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Cynthia Ritter, two brothers Rudy Anderson and Don Anderson, three sisters Peggy Naylor, Kay Legg and Clara Nelson.
Clayton is survived by his only child Cynthia Ritter of Stilwell, Oklahoma, Trenton Erickson of Baron, Oklahoma whom he raised as his son, seven brothers, Joe and Linda Anderson of Texas, Mickey and Becky Anderson, Jim and Susan Anderson, Ronnie and Darlene Anderson all of Kansas, Wayne Ritter, Bobby Ritter and Jr Ritter all of Texas, five sisters, Rosey Randolph and Alice Barber of Kansas, Cindy McGinnis and Kathy Shields of Missouri, and Delores Winkle of Texas, his partner Ruth Sellers of Stilwell, OK along with an abundance of aunts, uncles , cousins, nieces and nephews.
Clayton will be dearly missed by many.
A celebration of his life will be held on Friday December 15th, 2023, at 2:00PM at Hart Funeral Home in Stilwell, Oklahoma.